Shakespeare’s famous quote has always intrigued me. Was the meaning as simple as it’s literal definition or did he intend to communicate much deeper insights about life and living?
Perhaps that’s fuel for a philosopher. What matters to me is that I have my own interpretation of the phrase. And yes, it is quite literal.
To “be” means living with your head up. It means being aware. It means dreaming (in the highest clouds) instead of diving (into the ground). It means sticking your neck out at times. It means facing your circumstances (and changing them). It means exposing yourself to the world (and the elements life presents).
How we make these choices depends on the quality of life we enjoy. Greatness is largely a choice. We choose… to be or not to be.
Be a Maverick,
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